Calypso Hops (Pellet)
Oh, how the Calypso hop captivates her audience. Gorgeous, soft floral aroma lands with an overt kick of dried apple, pear and citrus.
Described as unlike any other hop that has come before it, Calypso offers brilliant flavor and aroma, covering a wide spectrum of specific descriptors: lemons, cherry blossoms, black pepper, bitter orange, mint, hints of tropical fruit and sappy, pronounced pear.
Calypso, with its versatile, evolving character and markedly smooth bittering makes for incredible beer across a range of styles. Fruity notes add crisp flavor to Pale Ales and IPAs, yet an overall complex profile adds depth to Stouts, British Bitters and especially Barleywines.
High in alpha acids and brimming with a flavor-aroma combination all its own, Calypso is a beguiling dual-purpose hop that begs for experimentation.Alpha acid: 12.0 - 14.0%
Cohumulone: 40 -- 42%
Beta acids: 5.0 -- 6.0%
Total Oil: 1.6 -- 2.5 mL/ 100g
Myrcene: 30 -- 45%
Humulene: 20 -- 35%
Humulene / Caryophyllene: 9.0 - 15%
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,British Pale Ale/Bitter,British/American Strong Ale,IPA,Irish and Scottish Ales,Stout/Porter|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Alpha Acid||High (10+%)|
Used in a Golden ale flavored with pear. Still sitting in secondary, so will have to see how they taste comes through. Packaging and shipment was quality.
Super smooth hops! Lots of fruit flavor upfront! Need to use alot to have a true IPA taste
I used 2 0z in a 3 gallon SMASH. Calypso has an amazing aroma of tropical fruit. I mainly got mango , papaya , and grapefruit. Will do a repeat of this.
I used Calypso in a session IPA as an aroma hop paired with Waimea as the bittering hop, I must say I fell in love with this combo they paired vary well together! am going to do a smash IPA with just Calypso next to get more of the exact flavors from this variety but the flavors I got were pretty spot on with your description!
Currently enjoying it as a late hop addition in a 2.3% abv Belgian/Trappist blonde type beer. I don't get a lot of fruit off of it here or other brews, including an IPA, nor citrus. I get spice, black pepper, mild apple/pear, hint of dank. The spice plays exceptionally well with Belgian yeast and it also compliments C-hop american style hops very well.